REVIEW—BEACH SLOTH

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“Everything goes for the heart…Done with ever so much dignity, the word choice here proves to be profound, with many of the verses cutting right to the very bone.”—Beach Sloth

Little Wretches – All of My Friends (Live) 

         Little Wretches features a vibrant, chamber folk spirit with “All of My Friends (Live)”. The arrangement has a simplicity to it, one that has a heartiness to it. Many layers of it feature have a grandeur to it. Instrumentally vibrant the way of the work has a genteel stateliness to it. Everything goes for the heart with the entirety of the piece having a degree of heart to it. The nods to a sort of unique folk punk hybrid emerge, for the restrained arrangement alongside the far more biting lyrics adds to this duality. 

               The song starts off with a hushed quality to it. Full of a tremendous energy there is a communal presence to all of it. Interplay happens in a very amicable fashion for it appears that each member has a sense of what the others will do. Thanks in large part to their ability to play off each other the song unfurls at its own speed. Done with ever so much dignity the word choice here proves to be profound, with many of the verses cutting right to the very bone. Melodically rich the rest of the sound seems to wash over the listener, as the intimate live setting adds to the welcoming presence of it all. For the finale they let it expand a bit, ever so slowly bringing the whole thing to a glorious conclusion. 

               “All of My Friends (Live)” lays into the playfulness of storytelling, for Little Wretches has a restraint that feels absolutely lovely.

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